‘I’m a football coach, not a model!’ Angry Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann snaps at reporter who asked about his choice of suit jacket after 5-0 thrashing by Man United… just days after describing it as ‘kind of special’
- Julian Nagelsmann had played up his choice of attire as ‘kind of special’
- But the RB Leipzig coach wan’t as keen to talk about his jacket after 5-0 defeat
- He snapped angrily at a German reporter who asked about his ‘lucky jacket’
- Nagelsmann wore a grey check jacket with a waistcoat on Old Trafford touchline
- But he saw his team thrashed by rampant Manchester United on Wednesday
Julian Nagelsmann wasn’t shy in talking up his choice of suit jacket ahead of RB Leipzig’s visit to Old Trafford, describing his planned attire as ‘kind of special.’
But the manager clearly wasn’t in the mood for discussing his sartorial choices in the wake of his team’s humiliating 5-0 defeat to Manchester United.
After the game, a reporter from Sky Germany suggested to Nagelsmann that his outfit of grey check would not be returning to his wardrobe as a ‘lucky jacket’.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann wasn’t happy when a reporter asked about his ‘lucky jacket’ in the wake of his team’s 5-0 thrashing by Manchester United on Wednesday night
His Leipzig team were thrashed by a rampant United performance in the Champions League
Marcus Rashford (right) scored a hat-trick with Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial also on target as United took control of their Champions League group
To which Nagelsmann responded angrily: ‘Don’t talk so much about my clothes. I wear what I like. I’m a football coach, not a model.’
Mind you, it was little wonder the 33-year-old coach was a little sore after United’s attackers rampaged through the Leipzig defence in Wednesday night’s Champions League game.
Marcus Rashford scored a stunning hat-trick after Mason Greenwood’s first-half opener while Anthony Martial converted a penalty in what became a chastening lesson in European football.
Nagelsmann had spoken gushingly of his choice of suit ahead of the match, having gained something of a reputation for being sharply-dressed on the sidelines.
Nagelsmann had played up his choice of attire as ‘kind of special’ earlier in the week
But the coach wasn’t as keen to talk about his clothes after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side won
He wore a designer suit on the touchline when Leipzig played Paris Saint-Germain in last season’s Champions League semi-final and caused quite a stir.
‘I have a special one for Wednesday as well,’ he told Sportsmail in an exclusive interview. ‘The trouser will not be that special but the rest is kind of special.
‘Not as special as the suit against PSG but it is OK. It is a bit British style.
‘A friend of mine sent me messages about it and pictures from Instagram. It’s not a problem. I only laugh about it.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann certainly caused a stir with his suit choice during last season’s Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain
‘I wear things I like and at the end I try to do my best with my work.’
Safe to say fans weren’t convinced about his latest look either, with some claiming his outfit has come straight off the ‘Topman reduced rail’.
While others claimed that he looked like he just turned up to prom by wearing a three piece suit.
Another insisted that ‘Nagelsmann obviously lost a bet and his forfeit was having to wear that hideous jacket on live TV.’
Before one fan questioned if Nagelsmann missed ‘the memo that Halloween is on Saturday?’